PARIS: The biggest shock of Paris Fashion Week came Thursday at the otherwise calm and gentle Nina Ricci show, when two topless activists from feminist group Femen crashed the podium. Grabbing a startled model making her way down the catwalk, they screamed “fashion fascism,” with words decrying the sexualization of the modeling industry written in makeup across their naked torsos.
Otherwise, Ricci’s safe spring-summer show broke no molds.
The ultrafeminine display from designer Peter Copping in sheer whites and pale blues – and a great, bright peacock blue – drew its inspiration in historic tailoring for men.
The back column of a waistcoat was to be found placed on the front of a pale striped, fitted jacket.
A nice detail was the reinvention of the classic men’s shirt, transformed in various looks into a dress or skirt. However, the clever effect was somewhat lost since the chosen white hue made detail hard to see.
A bit of color never hurt anyone.